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Library visits are an important part of a child’s creative and learning experiences.  The staff of the Pulaski County Library System wants your child’s visit to be a positive and enjoyable experience that will encourage a life-long love of books and reading.  If we can help you at any time, please let us know.

Does my child need to have a library card?
Each family member is encouraged to have his/her own library card.  Your child will need a library card to borrow materials and to use library computers.

At what age can my child get a library card?
Every child can get a free Pulaski County Library System card that can be used at the Pulaski Library and Free Memorial Library in Dublin.  School-aged children can get a Cougar Card that can also be used in their Pulaski County school media center as well as at the public libraries.

How can my child get a library card?
An application form needs to be completed at the public library and signed by a parent or guardian.  A post card will be mailed to the child and upon returning it to the library; he/she will receive the library card.  New students may also have the opportunity to get a Cougar Card through their school library.

What if a library card is lost, stolen or used by someone else?
Please report a lost or stolen card to the library immediately.  You are responsible for whatever is checked out on your child’s card, including any fines or fees. 

How many items can my child borrow from the library?
The number of books is usually not limited.  Videos are limited to two and must be checked out on an adult’s card.

How long can library material be kept?
Print and audio books and magazines may be borrowed for two weeks.  Videos are checked out for three days.  The return date is located on a card placed in the inside pocket of each item.  Items may be returned to either Pulaski County or Free Memorial Library regardless of where the item was checked out.

What if the library doesn’t have a book that my child needs?
Books can often be borrowed from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan Requests.  The librarian at the Pulaski or Dublin Library will request the book you want and will call or email you when it is available.  Another option is to use Net Library to access an eBook.  The librarian can help you set up an account at the library which can then be accessed from any PC connected to the Internet. 

Can library materials be renewed?
Yes.  Most items may be renewed in person or by phone, if they are not on reserve for another patron.  Overdue items cannot be renewed until they are returned to the library and fines are paid.

How much are overdue fines?
Fines are charged for each item as follows:

            Books              $.05 per day             Videos             $1.00 per day

There is a maximum fee of $5.00 per item but additional postage and processing fees may apply.

What about lost or damaged books?
You will be charged the replacement cost of the item plus $5.00 processing fee.  Damage may result in a fee for repair or replacement. 

Does the library offer programs for children?
Public preschool story times are offered weekly at the Dublin and Pulaski Libraries and semi-monthly at the Snowville Elementary School Library. Library personnel also present story times for area daycare centers, Head Start classes and preschools. Special activities for school-aged children and teens are scheduled throughout the year and a Summer Reading Program is offered for area youth in June and July.  A recorded story is available 24/7 by calling Dial-A-Story at 980-7774.

What else is available at the library for my child?
Children and teens are encouraged to use the many services available at your public libraries.  Electronic Databases that can be accessed from any Internet connection provide articles from magazines, newspapers and scientific journals.  The Ellison Die-Cut machine at the Pulaski Library can be used to enhance scrap books and displays or to create craft projects.  Listening centers, puzzles and games make the library more than just a place to find books. 

Can my children visit the library without me?
Children of all ages are encouraged to use the library; however, parents and caregivers should accompany children under 12.  Please see the Safe Child Policy for parents’ and guardians’ responsibilities in regard to their children’s behavior as well as library policy regarding children left unattended.

Can my child use a computer or access the Internet at the library?
Yes.  Anyone aged 8 or older may use a computer at the library.  All juvenile users must have a parent’s or legal guardian’s signature on file at the library to use the computer unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please see the Internet/Computer Use Policy for details.

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